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Meaning of “local government” in the English Dictionary

"local government" in British English

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local governmentnoun

uk   us  
[U] the ​control and ​organization of ​towns and ​smallareas, and the ​services they ​provide, by ​people who are ​elected by those ​living in the ​area: We are ​asking both ​local and ​nationalgovernment to ​address the ​issue of ​climatechange. [C] mainly US an ​individualorganization that is ​responsible for ​controlling and ​organizing a ​town or ​smallarea, ​providingitsservices, etc.: The ​studylooked at the ​role of ​localgovernments in the ​financialcrisis.
(Definition of local government from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"local government" in Business English

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local governmentnoun [C or U]

uk   us   GOVERNMENT
the ​control and ​organization of towns and ​smallareas by an ​electedorganization, or the ​organization itself: She is now ​running her own ​consultancybusiness after a ​career in ​localgovernment. Statelawbanslocalgovernments from ​chargingdevelopmentfees for schools.
(Definition of local government from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “local government”
in Chinese (Simplified) 当地政府…
in Chinese (Traditional) 當地政府…
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